Saturday, April 07, 2007

I want Al Gore to explain this.

Last week, we had 80 degree weather. We wore shorts and t-shirts and frolicked in the lovely spring weather. This lovely trend continued into this week and we had nice weather all the way through Wednesday.

On Thursday, the high was only in the 50s. But it was sunny so we just continued along our merry way, albeit with sweaters.

Yesterday was slightly chillier, but we maturely dealt with it by staying inside much of the day.

This morning we woke up to discover snow on the ground. S-N-O-W. You know, that frozen white stuff that normally appears in winter, specifically during the months of December, January, and February.

Snow. In April.

We live in Virginia, not Montana.

Tell me again exactly what all the fuss is about global warming?


Sean Tubbs said...

My non-scientific mind assumes this week's erratic weather likely has something to do with increased volatility. Higher highs and lower lows. It's kind of like the atmosphere needs some Prozac.

Waldo Jaquith said...

Very rarely will you hear research scientists in this field use the phrase "global warming." That was a vastly simplified theory from 20 years ago, that was quickly displaced by the phrase "global climate change" once it was discovered that it's not nearly as simple as warming. The effect of enormously warming vast swaths of the planet is having precisely the opposite effect on other portions of the earth, which may well be temporary (in geologic time) until the whole shebang warms.

Jennifer said...

Actually, my comments were meant to be sarcastic and somewhat humorous. Just as 70 degree weather in January is not normal, neither is snow in April. I'm not actually an idiot Republican who doesn't believe that our planet is in trouble. :-)

Lori Anderson Designs said...

Ok, I'm an idiot Republican, and I remember the last time it snowed in April -- senior prom (Salem prom, that is) -- remember that fiasco? :-)